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's a look at the weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thanks. unfortunately we have big problems developing now in sunnyvale. we're talking about a jackknifed big rig right there approaching the lawrence expressway exit in the southbound lanes of 101. now, three lanes are blocked in the southbound direction. no reports of any injuries with this jackknifed rig or what exactly the truck was carrying but we know that traffic is just squeezing by right now partially in that left lane and the center divide. also the on-ramp, the lawrence expressway on-ramp to southbound 101 is completely blocked. 280 is the best alternate in the area. not big backups now but if this continues to be out there for a while which it sounds like it could, chp just issued a traffic alert for that stretch, they will just said that they are hoping to get lanes 30 to 40 minutes after the tow crew arrives arrives son scene. we are waiting for word for when the crew arrives and then it could be 40 minutes from then so this is going to be an issue for the start of the morning commute for sure. so 280 a good alter
:05, happening as we speak, a big sink hole on highway 87 in san jose. that's right along the southbound side of the highway near west virginia street. work crews are out there and so is ktvu tara moyarti but what's the very latest? >> workers workers will not continue work until engineers arrive. we had to move because it was simply too dangerous. you can see where they've blocked out one southbound lane of 87 on the left and then one lane of alma avenue on the right. the sink hole is about 30 feet wide. there's a big gap underneath the median. now caltrans discovered the problem tuesday. they came out. they poured some gravel. sort of a band aid fix. and last night they compressed the gravel and found it sank. you can see where the concrete is exposed now. there's a huge crack running up and down on that roadway. they shutdown some lanes on the freeway. we are close to west virginia street. just to give you an idea where we are on 87. crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sink hole. damage is pretty extensive. the highway seems to be moving up. right now let's check i
explains how this glamorous vacation is about big business for the brits. >> reporter: prince william and kate touched down in california. they were greeted by governor jerry brown kicking off their high-profile american visit. it's also catherine's first time to the united states. the royals were quickly motorcaded to beverly hills for a technology summit with philanthropists and venture captainist he is. fans outside -- capitalists, fans outside were hoping for a glimpse. >> it to believe -- i want to belief in the fairy tale. >> reporter: the prince landed a c-king helicopter for the first time. the focus in canada was more about ties with the monarchy. here in california, the couple will promote british industry and the prince's charities. they attended a reception at the british consul-general's home with local politicians and killing the tears. the couple will be -- dignitaries. the couple will be staying there for the weekend. >> the couple has kindly invited us to meet the royal highnesses. who could say no? >> reporter: some neighbors have signed no trespassing orders to keep
-year-old and her big sister were playing in front of the apartment complex you to see behind me when a come came up to them and offered to buy the little girl some candy. big sister saw that as a red flag and went in to tell mom. denise and her 3-year-old sister were playing outside of their san jose apartment complex monday night when a stranger started talking to jasmine. >> she started complimenting my sister saying you're so cute. she told her let's go the store and i'll buy you some chocolate. and she thought it was her daughter. >> reporter: concerned the 14-year-old denise grabbed her little sister and headed back to her second story apartment. minutes later this 26-year-old woman barged into the apartment and grabbed jasmine who she insisted was her daughter. >> she said that's my baby and tried to grab her. my mom tried to stop her. lady was pushing her. then after that, i called the police. >> reporter: when denise held her sister and called 911 her mom stood in front of the girls blocking for resfrom getting to her. her mom said she was also concerned flores might make kni
>>> good morning. a big stink in one bay area neighborhood. what is causing that awful smell. >>> and overnight explosion and fire in one of the bay area's most affluent areas. some critical questions still need to be answered. >>> a crackdown on cutting classes. a controversial decision in concord, just hours ago. >>> election the bug that could ruin the summer for many bay area campers. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, july 13th. >>> well, overnight, right now, the cause of an early-morning fire in atherton is under investigation. now, this fire started at a home on mount vernon lane at about 3:00 a.m. at this at this house. part of the house is currently under construction. we were able to find out everybody inside got out safely. >>> san francisco police are investigating two similar overnight robberies that happened within blocks of each other. the first one was on stockton and sutter streets at 1:00 a.m. the second one happened just a couple of blocks down ton sutter, 45
the rivers fast, swollen and as we saw, very dangerous. >> a big increase in the stock market yesterday. the dow jones industrial average soared 180 points. it will open at 12,582. for the week the dow gained 648 points, that's nearly a 5 1/2% jump. the nasdaq also saw a big jump of 42 points and the s & p. 500 rose 14. >> for school the news is not good. they are recommending a ten percent increase in twotition from the board of regents. it would make up the loss in the budgets. the in state tuition would rise by more a thousand dollars to $12,200 a year. >>> imagine spending only a few dollars to help send a bay area student to college. it's possible through a new website called scholar match. students in financial need post their profile hoping to get people to donate money toward their college twotition. here is how it works. >> college is an expensive proposition but san francisco's scholarmatch.org is helping some students pay for their education. >> it began here at this tutoring center. men students were being accepted into college but didn't have a way to pay for it. >> the exe
to change the law so this does not happen again. >> a big chunk of money to -- the federal department of health and human services awarded them almost half a million dollars and that will pay for two new mobile clinics which will provide health care to an extra 1900 students. these new clinics are expected to begin operating within the next year. >> >> san francisco's supervisors will consider changing the city's health care security law. now city hall officials say about $40 million at san francisco businesses paid into a health care reimbursement account for uninsured workers it wasn't used last year. those officials say the businesses took the money back. they want to change the system. so that unused money would have to be rolled over to the following year. some business leaders say that could lead to a loss of jobs in san francisco. >>> all right. speaking of san francisco, let's check in for traffic. how are things trying to cross the bay bridge. >> the metering lights are on. give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes. in the south bay this is the second biggest hot spot. stop and
. he said he saw two faces and two big sets of eyes. the two men on board were killed. it happened at 7:30 last night. plane crashed into a medical office building narrowly missing the main hospital building here at the watsonville community hospital. >>> the blilgs department but no one was there except for the people that were actually on the plane. >> reporter: here a close-up shot. faa will be on scene to take a close look at the crash scene but no cause has been identified yet. witnesses say it was foggy at the time. the plane had just taken off from the watsonville municipal airport. it's registered under two men but names were not released. hospital was not affected by the crash so hospital workers were able to continue caring for their patients. >>> this morning, survivors of a capsized fishing boat in mexico are expected back home in the bay area. at the same time family members of the seven men still missing are hoping they will have a reuin yoon in the near future. nick smith joins us. >> it's been tough for the families. 16 of the remaining 19 american survivors have crossed
heading to lake tahoe. hot weather and big summer business. mike shows us the tourist boom this weekend. >> hey, tahoe is awesome. >> reporter: looking at these pictures after packed south lake tahoe. >> i think it's crazy because i see a lot of cars. >> reporter: it's hard for some to believe that three days ago our weather was this. >> yesterday it was like winter. looks like it's going to be prolonged summer. >> reporter: in south lake tahoe the delayed start to summer had some businesses struggling big time. listen to this now. >> worst start in 33 years, it snowed until the first week of june. memorial day was a flop. all through april and may, really cold, wet stuff. >> with big crowds already escaping a big turnaround in temperatures in the valley, lake tahoe businesses are banking on just as big a turn around in their business this holiday weekend. >> absolutely this will be our busiest weekend yet. >> it will be nuts. insane especially with the high lake level and not a lot of beach. it's going to be crazy. >> that was mike reporting for us. can going to the grocery store help.
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warmer inland on the weekend but not a big jump up. temperatures i think will just recover and get back into the 80s. by the coast i still think 50s and 60s. system moved into the pacific northwest actually settled into oregon and the southern end of that has just been sweeping in low clouds. you can see how they bank up. they'll be a decrease in the low cloud deck because it's getting so cool aloft and also the inland temperatures have been plunging there's really not a lot to support it but it's still there. and every wind direction is almost out of the west or southwest. the delta breeze howling all the way to sacramento. two 60s, san jose and san jose state. but upper 50s and mid-50s. that system continues to carve itself out right out of the portland. for this time of year that's an extremely impressive system to make it that far and have this much of an impact. low overcast drizzle fog temperatures held in check cool for july no doubt about that. today, tomorrow bottom out and then a slight increase friday as we head into the weekend. still lots of 70s in areas that should be uppe
martinez had big dreams of going to college and being a success. >> his life was taken by a lost soul. >> reporter: investigators believe martinez tried to drive away after he had been shot. he lost control of his car and collided into a garage. he was pronounced dead at the scene, killed by gunfire. >> we ask the same question over and over. why him? he never fought. he didn't believe in fights. he believed in breaking up fights. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is no stranger to crime. he has been arrested several times on weapons charges. detectives say this time ford left fingerprints at the scene of the murder. >> unfortunately for mr. ford here, he left his palmprint on the door of the car. so that's what -- there was that and there was also some anonymous information. >> reporter: investigators tell us that there were three suspects that fatal night. now, the alleged shooter is behind bars. but elizabeth, there are still two suspects that are at large and fairfield investigators hope people will come forward with information no questions asked. >> juliette goodrich in
. >>> adding insult to injury. why one csu president is getting a big pay raise while another tuition hike was approved. >> plus, the check won't be in the mail. what president obama can't guarantee if the nation's debt limit isn't raised. >>> and move over chicken nuggets. the healthier menu items restaurants will serve. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. raise the debt limit....or risk >>> time is running out for congress. lawmakers have 20 days to figure out how to raise that debt limit or risk defaulting on loans for the first time. republicans and democrats are prepping for yet another round of talks this morning. meanwhile, the senate's top republican has proposed letting president obama raise the debt ceiling on his own if they can't reach a deal. the president told scott pelley that social security checks may be at risk. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going out on august 3? >> i cannot guarantee th
and the investigation. >> my big brother looking out for me. seems like we are going to see him walk in the door. >> john houghton still can't believe his brother is dead. david, his wife, dee^dee, and their sons, ryan and luke, were on their way near yosemite to meet john and the rest of the family when they crashed. this little boy laid plowers at the crash scene. this is cellphone video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. the ntsb is in charge of finding out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we look at the man, the machine and the environment. when we look at the man we look at the pilot, his or her training, his or her experience or his or her experience in the air craft type. >> david houghton started flying a few years ago. he bought the plane last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash, but houghton's friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude. when you lose altitude on takeoff, there isn't any -- there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stal
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
of a shuttle bus to that collided with a big rig. it may have run a red light at the intersection of octavia and hayes yesterday morning. the crash killed dr. kevin mack. he's a 52-year-old ucsf psychiatrist and university profess sore. he was ejected -- professor. he was ejected and pinned underneath the big rig. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. >>> families and friends said final good-byes at a funeral in santa rosa. the community shaken by the girl's death at a sleepover on sunday. police say she and three friends became sick after drinking vodka mixed with soda. initially the girls said they'd gotten food poisoning. raul was described as an excellent student due to start high school incomes mon-- next month. toxicology reports are expected next week. >>> mark luga was arrested for allegedly stealing a pablo picasso drawing from the weinstein gallery in san francisco last week. the judge denied a motion today reduce his $5 million bail. police say a surveillance camera caught luga leaving with the painting. police found other stolen artwork including another picasso pi
. the roof started burning at 11:10 at alcatraz and king streets. it was an enormous fire. big flames coming out of that roof. it's too early to stay whether fireworks were to blame. check out these images from over in brentwood, two homes caught fire. firefighters think it was the barbecue grill, no one was hurt. the victims from one of homes had only been there about three weeks had just moved in. they had unfortunately been through this before. >> very scary. we were able to get out in time. we know the neighbors were able to help us. it was a second fire we've had. so it burned down and the fire department responded really fast >> reporter: just incredible. now check out what they were dealing with out in the county. east contra costa county, lots of grass fires, half a dozen. the skies lit up with illegal fireworks so a lot of them on the ground there were a lost fires. this is in bay point. no injuries were reported from these fires and no structures were burned but again, firefighters say it's too early whether fireworks was to blame but it would be quite a coincidence that it just ha
to their businesses so police could have access to that video at any point in time. the city is having a big unveiling ceremony later on this afternoon to talk a little bit more about these cameras. elizabeth? >> okay. anne makovec live for us this morning in oakland. thanks. >>> san jose police chief chris moore remains under pressure from immigrant rights activists. they are upset about chief moore's decision to get help from two agents from i.c.e. the two agents specialize in dealing with gangs. chief moore says their role would be limited to gang investigations and they will not randomly seek out illegal immigrants. critics will hold a press conference this morning to explain their distrust of i.c.e. and the consequence of the program. >>> nasa ames at moffett field played key roles in the three decades of the space shuttle program. this morning the center will host a special news conference with the atlantis astronauts as they are on the final mission of the shuttle program. anser hassan joins us from moffett field with more. >> reporter: these are famous last words. light that engine one more t
yesterday. then this morning is was a big question. as you see people heading in to catch the 7:10 vote is there will be no strike but it did take us awhile to get here. >> you don't see signs up, so i guess we're supposed to work. >> you didn't know anything about a strike? >> no. >> reporter: that man was our first indication that the strike wouldn't happen at all. he belongs to the inlandboatmen's union, the union that was supposed to go on strike. he showed up for work this morning. so did the other employees. so just after 5 service went ahead as scheduled. that was the first gate to open and there were a handful of passengers. >> i was in the car on the way to the city. i was just about to drive when i heard. >> reporter: how much easier is it for you get on the boat? >> much, coffee, paper. >> reporter: two boats left. there was a lot of confusion. we heard from the district. they said the union didn't give them a head's up. the union said they did tell the district yesterday morning about the possibility of a strike and told them last night this was called off. taking a live loo
on this bill today. but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- gets this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all, there are no negotiations going on in that final compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls now from democrats. but he's trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise, it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrats, that's exactly right. okay, jon karl, jake tapper, thanks very much. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> reporter: that's right. >> the asian market. elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starti
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
jose southbound, big sinkhole. 30 by 30 sinkhole. emergency crews are trying to get it fixed. traffic is getting by in the left lane. they hope to have it fixed by noon. >>> it's 6:15. one landlord is going through drastic measures to crack down on dog poop. a manager of apartments said she is so sick of tenants not cleaning up after pets she is hiring a dna testing service to find the culprits. she has to collect dna samples. they say owners who are caught will have to pay 60 for the cost of tests for future offenses. >> and reporters deal with all kinds of situations out in the field but there are some you can't prepare for. take a look at this reporter on l.a. wildfire on saturday. didn't look up in time. helicopter swooping in, down comes the water atop of her. nobody hurt, crews got the fire under control. a good training for the reporter >> i think the producer ordered that. it's great tv. >> we're on doing a drop. >> let's move on. come on. we all want, and not much drizzle in the forecast as we come up on 6:17. we're looking down from mount tamalpais and notice the sun is up a
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yesterday. friends say a big part of the event was to help pay for her funeral and then set up a trust fund for her 2-year-old son. a $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to the killer's arrest. >>> this morning, casey anthony is a free woman. but her whereabouts are only known to a few people. she left a florida jail just after midnight sunday after nearly three years behind bars. she had $537 in her pocket. that money was sent by admirers. a jury convicted the 25-year- old of lying to investigators but acquitted her of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. the decision angered many people. for others, her release was simply something to see. >> we just left one of the theme parks and we were on our way home and just stopped in. >> i thought it would be interesting to be able to be in the presence of her to be part of history. >> her lawyers say anthony has received at least one death threat. >>> a tea party-backed plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is expected to pass in the house tomorrow but stall in the senate. the plan would let the government borrow $2.4 trillion if co
-packard which is going mobil thanks to another silicon valley company. >> sit powerful enough and big enough? >> reporter: with all the attention paid to tablet computer, hp face as huge challenge. the silicon giant is famous as a leader in the tech industry, but when it comes to tablets, it's behind. >> this is the hp touch pad. >> reporter: now trying to make up ground, the touchpad looks familiar with a big difference. its operating system. a user interface or u.i. >> when people use the touch pad, when they pick it up in the store, when they give it a try, what they're going to find is that we have a u.i. that's like none other. >> reporter: but hp faces an uphill battle. we're all used to the apple tablet and android tablet. hp, these're known for what's on their desk. >> pc sales are slowly diminishing, laptop sales are slowly diminishing and tablet sales are going through the roof and if hp doesn't get into the game in a big way, they stand to lose. >> what we're seeing is people are computing more. they're taking their devices with them. they're filling the white spaces in their day
are expected to show up for tomorrow's big aids walk in san francisco. >>> carmegedon, the $1 billion project that has so-cal drivers hitting the breaks. is it worth all the hype. >> i'm ann makove -- anne makovec. jim has the morning off. i'm on my way in. highs around the mid-50s to lower 60s. tonight is expected to be cloudy with more fog and drizzle. sunday expected to be cloudy with fog and drizzle in the morning. we will look at the full forecast. 7-days coming up in the next few minutes. first, stopping our news this morning, the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell for the gay service members will continue for now. a federal appeals court in san francisco issued the order last night the justice department says ending the policy now would end the process of rolling it back. but in the court ruling they said the government cannot penalize anyone under don't ask, don't tell. pose -- people opposed about gay lessons to social studies classes hopes to pup the issue to a vote. they want a referendum on the ballot. the group has to collect nearly half a million signatures. the law sign
is opened up. danville, stalled big rig, 680, right lane we do have a bart delay in san francisco peninsula in the eastbound direction of about 15 minutes. >>> we'll check in a little later. fire crews spent nearly all night looking for hot spots in a massive fire at a plastics plant. this morning, the questions are turning to what is left in the air. the fire begin yesterday afternoon at macro plastics in fairfield. amy hollyfield is live where fire officials are just about to give another update. >> we're waiting for that update. right now, take a look behind me. wow, now the sun is up you see the damage that happened here at this plastics manufacturing company, chain link fence is gone. the fire just melted it. this field is blackened. it's burned for about eight and a half hours and firefighters said it was very hot and intense fire. it started at about 1:15 at macro plastics here in fairfield. they say workers accidentally started oors the fire. the fire burned 15,000 to 30,000 plastic bins that creates toxic smoke. the agency calls it the worst smoke you can encounter. residents were
own road closer this weekend, not nearly as big. highway 1 between lake street and the golden gate bridge will be closed in both directions from 8:00 tonight through 11:00 tomorrow morning. the closer will allow crews to shift traffic to a new bridge. detour signs will be up to get you around the area. >>> this morning volunteers will resume their search for missing nursing student michelle le. the search was led through a remote section of the hills east of fremont. young the group was le's brother who has worked tirelessly to find his sister. >> i can't imagine life without her. living without her has been a struggle. it's been almost more than i can bear. >> le was last season agreeing to her car at the hospital more than seven weeks ago. there is a $100,000 reward for information about her disappearance. >>> some people in san mateo are back in their home after a search for a potentially armed suspect came up empty. they sealed off an area for more than two hours last night. the trouble started when a man suffered a stab wound to his hand about 6:30. officers searched a home bu
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
are necessary but republicans remain opposed to anything resembling a tax increase. >> a big package would require a big tax increase in the middle of the economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult. with 9.2% unemployment. we think it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> at the end of the day, what we're seeing is the priority of our republican colleague, not to get a deficit reduction deal. it is to protect special interest tax breaks for big corporations. >> you can watch the president's news conference at 8:00 this morning, and right here on cbs 5. and cbs-sf.com. >>> 5:05 now. good news, and bad news for san francisco drivers. how parking meter rates are expected to change in the city. >>> and one last sign, the space shuttle atlantis docks with the international space station. the problem that could put the crew in danger. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. windy conditions as you work your way across the span at the bay bridge. use caution. accident free right now. >>> san francisco police officers have a new contract agreement. the contract is worked out between the
of visibility but overall no big issues as you head out to the peninsula and eastbound traffic looks great coming off the high rise. and if anything changes, make sure you tune to our radio partners. 7:40 a.m. and 106.9 f.m. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you, elizabeth. >>> 5:19 now. the curtain will close today on a bay area land mark. the movie house in san francisco, showing harold and maud as the final film. the owners of the historic sheeter could not raise enough money to keep it open. >> we were a little bit ahead of the curve for about 10 years. and slowly fell behind the curve. and unfortunately, we have a very sad goodbye right now. >> after the red vic closes today, there will be just four single screen movie houses remaining here in san francisco. >>> captain america showed off his superpowers at the box office this weekend. >> what do you think? >> yes. i think it works. >> that's one way to do it. the new super hero movie is based on the classic comic, managed to do something even voldemort couldn't pull off. knocked off harry potter. captain america
are hearing about a two alarm fire in the laurel heights section of san francisco. we will use the big board to show you exactly where it is, fire crews are on the scene, they are currently sprang the fire with water it is in an apartment building and if we can take this--they are spraying the fire with water is in an apartment building. no injuries have been reported yet but we have a report on the scene. daniel, tell us what you see on the scene? >> i see there was some smoke coming out of the roof of the firefighters have found that all under control i was soon in so that you can see what building, the latter is still up there there are still people on top of the building they are doing the demolition part of the work now where they look for hot spots within the wall and what not, but the fire is under control, the crews are starting to pack up, traffic wise, you can see that it is blocked at spruce's all the way up to higher risk on the euclid so traffic is being rerouted onto other streets. >> you will notice more sunshine this afternoon, the fog cleared from the coastline. ticket to
't happen. >> no. and when the markets do open, it will be a big indication of what happened. the dow jones is down to 86 points, to 12,595. that's come down from the earlier drop of 100 points right at the sound of the opening bell. overnight all of the major asian markets closed down. again, they will reopen again. they are definitely looking towards washington, d.c. to see what happened. the biggest loser, the shanghai composite. australia lost 1.5%. japan finished up. the german market has wandered back into positive territory, a few times within the last few hours. the french and british markets remain down from the closing. now, related in all of this cody traders are taking action. crude oil prices fell below $99 but are now offer -- hovering above that point. some credit agencies are warning that they will drop the u.s. rating from aaa to aa in the next couple of days if the uncertainty continues. one commodity benefiting is gold, gold prices are up $16 so far this morning. record prices there. just about 1600 -- $1,618 an ounce. coming up, we'll have more on whether the debt talks
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? >> big time. it's unbelievably hot and humid in the parts of the northeast. and we're relatively cool here. the temperatures have been in the 90s and a couple holding on today. but the fog bank and the sea breeze is up to 20, 25 miles an hour. and that will mean 60s and 70s for many. >>> traffic looks good here on 880 north and south and toward the coliseum. and we're looking at the bay bridge. there was an earlier obstruction on the incline section. they moved it out of the way. and as you move up to the incline, you can see that the traffic is moving along nicely, coming up to the bridge. so whatever it was is now gone. 6:01. and back to the desk. >>> firefighters rushed to stop a house fire from spreading to other nearby homes and is it started around 2:30 this morning on fourth street in oakley. jane joins us live with a possible cause of the fire. >> reporter: the fire investigators have ruled this a suspicious fire this morning. this home destroyed. inside the home, we learned that the firefighters found hundreds of small tanks. it acted as an accelerant to the fire. one man was
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
. the key sticking point is this issue of raising the debt limit, large enough, big enough, so that it gets us through 2012, gets us into the spring of 2013. right now, of course, the boehner bill and what republicans were supporting would have this debt limit come to another vote in the next -- >> at this point in time -- >> harry reid wants to do is simply figure out a way to satisfy the second round of deficit reduction, create a stronger trigger potentially, whatever he can come to, to get more republicans to support his way in order to get this debt limit passed 2012. i think he's going to come to an agreement. the question is, how big of an agreement is it? is it an agreement that barely gets the eight republicans he wants? or does it get 20 republicans and sends a strong, bipartisan message to make sure this thing doesn't get gummed up again in the house. >> does he have a dance partner in terms of a republican willing to negotiate? >> reporter: he's got a few dance partners potentially, but right now he's not working very well with mitch mcconnell. that's not clear. but don't be sur
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a big chunk of money. if they are convicted, they will collect the $225,000. the reward is leading to the arrest and conviction. the three must still either be convicted or plead guilty to felony charges in this case. >>> the story is developing quickly. stay with us on air and online at nbcbayarea.com for complete coverage. just search brian stow to read the criminal complaint and get updates on stow's condition. >>> three alarm fire devastated a condo complex tonight. the blaze raged out of control on running springs drive in the walnut creek retirement community. we bring in jean elle who is there tonight. i understand firefighters are giving a good samaritan a lot of credit for helping a lot of people escape safety. >> i think several people may be called heroes tonight. witnesses say this fire moved fast through this complex. you can see the fire burned this building right down to its studs, destroyed by fast-moving flames. from overhead, you could see fire swallowing the building. a man visiting his great aunt, took cell phone video. he said he heard a woman calling for help,
:00, a big name in hollywood is in the bay area to help a special group of kids walk the red carpet. >>> and how a bay area nonprofit is helping a group of diabetic go in >>> st. mary's college in moraga served as a backdrop for a movie scene this weekend, which robots and famous names are part of the action all weekend long. bay area's joe rosato jr. shows us how it was designed to help a special group of children. >> take one. >> reporter: the bright lights of hollywood were shining on the campus of st. mary's college. >> okay, so let's get in. >> reporter: a group of special filmmakers was taking direction from a pro. >> let's do the officer over a little more. >> reporter: at the center of the action, actor and director joey travolta, brother with of john travolta, was shepherding his cast and crew. >> bring him over a little bit. we take the kids through a process of making a film, from writing, editing, and accounting. >> reporter: this group of students is not like most, these students all suffer from autism. >> we have to start over with one. okay? >> they love television an
. >> takes your breath away. it's very hot. sweaty. gross. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler, with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york. and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees. and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes, i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser. and we'll test some folks out. >> in this heatat i've only bee out here a few minutes. and i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. >> reporter: sure enough we found da
>>> good morning. >>> breaking news. the dow down big at the start of trading as fear mounts that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt deal. the president is expected to deliver speech on the crisis in just moments. we'll be live. >>> closing beaches on the texas coast, temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches. it's expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. >>> and survival mode -- a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survived the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. he'll share his remarkable story with us today, friday, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a friday. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. the clock is sticking. there's still no end to the debt ceiling crisis, and this has investors nervous. >> really nervous. just 30 minutes into the trading day, the dow down about 100 points already. this comes after a heated night on capitol hill where john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own p
smart to get in, you were smart. >> it has become a big business the last few years with the cost of coffee. cheers to your ice water there. >>> we want to update you, first, with the latest from washington on those debt talks. there are only five days left for congress to pass a budget cutting plan that will raise the government borrowing limit and avoid a possible default. this morning, the house is set to take a very important vote and much of america from main street to wall street will be watching. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, erica. that's right. the vote today is on speaker boehner's bill to raise the debt ceiling and it's important because it's one of the two bills out there that could possibly get us out of this mess. but at this hour, it's still very uncertain whether speaker boehner has the republican votes he needs to pass it. and so he became boehner the enforcer yesterday, holding several meetings with house republicans, tea party republicans, freshmen republi
be lurking just underneath the surface of the sand. >>> and we've got a big weekend coming up. you know that it's getting a lot warmer out there. a bit of a sea breeze but no fog. i'll tell you how hot it'll be tomorrow. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> in los angeles today, maria shriver filed for divorce from her husband of 28 years arnold schwarzenegger. they've been separated since november. that's when arnold schwarzenegger admitted fathering a son with their housekeeper. they have two daughters aged 19 and 21. >>> trouble over seas tonight, a flatila was stopped in greece just hours after it took off. bay area residents including a well known actor are on board one of those ships. rita williams spent the day in marin county where she spent the day on what happened. >> reporter: this san rafael dining room became the impromptu command center for news about the ship. steve grisies wife is on
on why the state would want to do that when they know there's a big issue with drug trafficking coming from mexico. >> hernandez says those traffickers will get the message that it's open season in california. the bureau warns it's the cities that will lose because while fighting the cartels those cities will find themselves outgunned. and bob cook says he's not been told to clear out his desk. there's no money in this year's fiscal budget to fund bob cook and 200 other officers in the state department of justicech the doj says they are looking for other revenue funding sources to keep this unit open, but, you know, jess characters unless they talk to someone like warren buffett or somebody like that, it's hard to say where they are going to find this kind of money. we're live in san jose, damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damien. >>> new tonight at 6:00, the man accused of gunning down an east palo alto community leader has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. a judge decided today that 58-year-old gregory elams will not stand trial for capital murder charges. the ru
gathered in civic center plaza to watch the game on big screen. two u.s.a. fans they were disappointed of the loss but still happy for japan. >> it was dramatic. we'll get them next year. >> team u.s.a. doesn't have a lot of time to dwell on the loss. they are getting to set for the 2012 olympics. i just hate the way it ended, i know that is rule but i hate to see it end that way after 90 minutes of trying so hard. a lot of people are hoarse from the screaming over the weekend. >> a lot of fun over the weekend. >> bring it on. >> and beautiful picture from sutro tower. we are looking down the golden gate bridge, few clouds trying to make a late entrance this morning. acts around the coast and golden gate but the rest of us is clear. cooler this morning, 1-8 degrees. 48 in half moon bay. let's head down to the monterey bay and few more clouds, temperatures in the low 50s and clear 49 in gilroy. today, our first highlights, sunny and warmer. more clouds and see a little bit tonight, close coastal drizzle that will slow the warming and definitely have warming temperatures throughout the w
. safeway says the ban violates the constitutional right to sell cigarettes. originally big box stores had been allowed to sell cigarettes. they found it discriminated against other pharmacies and the city extend that had ban. >> the smoking ban in san francisco has been in place for years but a change to that law last year is having an impact on places where a certain kind of smoking has koorntd continued. they are cracking down on hooka lounges. >> you fill it up with water halfway. >> he demonstrates the hookah at polk street tobacco shot which is next door to hookah dream lounge. he says his dad put $100,000 into the lounge and isn't sure what to do next. >> a lot of families are going to go broke. who knows what is going to happen. >> its water pipe for smoking flavored tobaccos through a long tube. multiple users can use different mouthpieces. they say it's nothing like cigarette tobacco. >> but the department of public health disagrees. >> there is a lot of science that exposure from the hookah is equal not greater than cigarettes because of the number of people and amount of time.
the big jump on monday and tuesday as temperatures are back to average for most of next week. good morning, sue. a lot of construction this time of year. >> that's right. overnight road work. this is san rafael and the reason i'm showing you this, they are down to one lane. this is southbound direction and you can see traffic is backed up. we're getting reports from marinwood. they should have it cleared up by 6:00 but it's slow and go out of san rafael. no problems on the golden gate bridge. there are flashing lights and reconfiguring the lanes southbound but not much in the way of fog. as i mentioned earlier, "h" train number one getting a little late start, 5-10 minutes late. >>> all right. thanks so much. >> the question this morning, who wants to be a millionaire? the city you might want to move to. >> you don't want these.... >> was he lying or seriously misinformed. the movement to validate and restore an initiative. >> and unvaccinated children are getting in sacramento. >> and they want to know if british tabloids hacked the phones >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sl
. >> reporter: that is right. of course the big news here is that the united states senate has called off its fourth of july recess for the first time since the water gate scandal. if senators are staying here, many republicans are asking why president obama was on the campaign trail in pennsylvania last night and going to camp david this weekend. >> why didn't he call senator mcconnell, speaker boehner, minority pelosi, and majority leader reid into his office and sit down and do his job? >> reporter: president obama also rejected an invitation to meet with gop leaders today calling the invitation political theater. both sides are blaming each other for the impasse. reporting live alison burns. >>> a missouri man is accused of raping a woman as she lay unconscious on a street. the woman was walking in kansas city on wednesday morning when she felt dizzy, sat down and passed out. two witnesses say they saw melvin jackson on top of the woman with his pants around his ankles. they flagged down a nearby patrol car. >> there were witnesses that saw this happening and they stepped up and reported
. but not a big deal especially last week when it was so gray outside. i promise you plenty of sunshine still in store for this afternoon. temperatures above average. we sent weeks below average. check out the numbers. between three and nine degrees above where we usually are this time year. that's great news if you like warmer weather. i'll tell you how long we'll stay warm in a little bit. let's go to gianna with traffic. >> thank you. mobile 5 is out and about traveling along 101 southbound right now heading towards sfo. they just passed oyster point where you can traffic up to speed there. no delays southbound if you head towards the airport. northbound good traffic coming up on the left-hand side of your screen. thank you, mobile 5 for that up date. let's jump to the maps. 101 at the san mateo bridge, no delays. on the bridge things look good. as you work your way into hayward, along the san mateo bridge, 880 itself also checking in problem-free. negotiable no major delays as you head towards the bay bridge. southbound clear all the way into hayward and towards the south bay. we'll check
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